What is Myotherapy?

Clinical Myotherapy aims to provide wholistic assessment, diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of muscular, neural and joint conditions that may arise from any sporting, overuse or workplace injuries. It also treats acute and chronic conditions such as migraines or sciatica.

A Clinical Myotherapist will use a wide range of treatment techniques including soft tissue manipulation, joint mobilisation, dry needling, cupping and exercise prescription, just to name a few.

At Melbourne Osteopathy Sports Injury Centre, our Myotherapists work in conjunction with other practitioners with the sole purpose of providing effective and efficient tailor made treatment programs. In addition to short-term pain relief, our aim is to also assist you in achieving any individual long-term health and lifestyle goals.

When should I see a myotherapist?

If you have pain or dysfunction that may be caused by the muscles such as Myofascial pain (usually non-specific and often described as a deep ache, tightness or tenderness) then a Myotherapist can help.

Do you need a referral to see a Myotherapist?

No, you don’t a referral to see a Myotherapist. However, for Workcover claims it is necessary to get a referral from your doctor.

What do myotherapists treat?

  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Headaches
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Tennis elbow
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Knee pain
  • Shin splints
  • Sports injuries
  • Muscle aches

Where can I find out more information?

Myotherapy Association Australia at: www.myotherapy.org.au/faq

My pain is severe and I am not sure where it originates. Should I see a myotherapist or Osteopath?

Under these circumstances it is best that you see an Osteopath for an initial consultation. They will be able to advise you on the best treatment for your complaint.

If you would like to book an appointment with one of our practitioners or ask a question you can:

In order to save time at your initial consultation you can download and complete the Myotherapy New Patient form here:

New Patient Form – Myotherapy (PDF 988KB)